The government that is and in particular the BBC and the TV Licensing department This outfit are well represented in the 'Getting it Wrong stakes' - chasing after people that have no receiving equipment- threats of things dire - and ignoring responses and so forth. Here is another Earlier this week received in the post addressed to my late wife from said outfit a missive on yellow paper[indicating FREEE licence holder] reminding her that the licence issued in January this year was about to expire, and would she care to furnish further detail. I recalled having seen this item in her files and I also recalled seeing the way it was made out. So I dug it out, Yes I was right -said license issued January 2008 was good for 3 years[to the end of 2010] I phoned the the 0845 number and spoke to a 'child'[certainly a very young female] and told her this fact- and she was completely non plussed. In the event I told that the licence could now pass to me as I now qualify and passed my details. So now we await developments
The licence which was in your late wife's name needed ammending to maintain it's validity.
I had a similar situation earlier this year. The household was covered by a licence in my mother in law's name. She died and the licence had over 2 years to expiry. I contacted the licencing authority and they told me the remainder of the year in progress remained valid, but then I would have to purchase one in my name.
I was actually expecting to have to purchase one immediately.
Laurie 53 I take your point - but I really commenting on the general level of ineptitude if the bureaucy that rules our lives. A 3 year licence was in existence - did they know the holder had passed away? As with orsomes point- the licence had time to run